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Only one in 10 new GPs get partnership
ONLY one in 10 newly qualified GPs secured a partnership post last year, according to a new BMA study.
Junior doctors urged to work within their competence
MEDICAL graduates preparing to start working life as foundation year doctors are reminded to practise within their level of competence.
Overhaul of assessments planned
A PILOT scheme to trial a new system of workplace based assessments for trainees is being launched next month.
Fellowship key to top ortho jobs
NEARLY all orthopaedic trainees have undertaken at least one fellowship to help them land a coveted consultant’s post, a new survey has shown.
Proposal for early access to medicines under trial
PATIENTS with life threatening, chronic or debilitating conditions could be offered medicines still undergoing development trials in a scheme being considered by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Revalidation set for December 2012
THE GMC has declared that it is ready to deliver revalidation later this year.
Dentists urged to clarify treatment options
MDDUS is urging dentists to ensure they provide accurate information to patients regarding proposed treatment.
Calls to restrict use of the title "surgeon"
THE Royal College of Surgeons of England is calling for the job title of “surgeon” to be protected by law and restricted to doctors with medical degrees and recognised surgical qualifications.
Ban on remote Botox prescribing
DOCTORS will no longer be allowed to remotely prescribe Botox under new guidelines from the General Medical Council.
Addiction report warns against over-reliance on methadone
HEROIN addicts should not be "parked indefinitely" on substitute drugs, such as methadone, according to new report produced by an expert group commissioned by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA).